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Bartonella henselae Bloodstream Infection in a Boy With Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome

[CanLyme Note: Bartonella bacteria can be transmitted by ticks, cat scratches, dog saliva, etc.] Published in the Jounral of Central Nervous System Disease, March 18th, Edward B Breitshwerdt et al Abstract Background: With the advent of more sensitive culture and molecular diagnostic testing modalities, Bartonella spp. infections have been documented in blood and/or cerebrospinal fluid specimens from patients with diverse neurological symptoms. Pediatric Continues →

Stanford researchers unravel secrets of shape-shifting bacteria

Stanford Report, March 16, 2015 Stanford researchers unravel secrets of shape-shifting bacteria “Six decades ago, Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Joshua Lederberg observed how bacteria could essentially go undercoverin ways that might trick the human immune system. Now, using new techniques, Stanford bioengineers have created a time-lapse video that shows this process step by step.” BY TOM ABATE AND CHRIS CESARE Sixty Continues →

New Study Provides Hope for Chronic Lyme Disease Sufferers

December 1, 2014 Patients with Lyme disease know that their symptoms and the effects of the disease can be debilitating and last for a long time, often persisting even after treatment. In an effort to help improve quality of life for those patients, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are working on a test that would Continues →